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Newcomer Latest Desire cops Miami Valley feature

on 02/05/2017 12:00 AM
Latest Desire, a recent private purchase addition to the Virgil Morgan Jr. Stable, paid early dividends with an eye-popping 1:50 score in Miami Valley’s Saturday (Feb. 4) $22,000 featured Open Pace.  Driver Simon Allard worked out a second-over trip for the 7-year-old Real Desire gelding before breezing by pacesetter Angelo J Fra (Chris Page), who finished third, and nailing first-up Lu...
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Monti authors $31.80 upset with Somesizesomestyle

on 02/05/2017 12:00 AM
Somesizesomestyle produced a giant-sized upset in the $16,000 pacing feature on Saturday at the Meadowlands. Drew Monti settled the 6-year-old son of Somebeachsomewhere well off the early pace in eighth as Elrama led the field through a half mile in 55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.1. As the field headed into the stretch, the early fractions caught up to Elrama. Meadowlands specialist K...
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NAADA invited to race at Vincennes

on 02/05/2017 12:00 AM
The North American Amateur Drivers Association, which is on the verge of announcing dates for its Spring Trotting Series, has received a formal invitation for a rematch with the very competent French amateur drivers. The invitation was extended to Joe Faraldo, president of the North American Amateur Drivers Association, during his recent visit to Paris for the Prix d'&...
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Allerage Star, Somewhere In L A win at Yonkers

on 02/05/2017 12:00 AM
Down-the-roaders Allerage Star (Andy Miller, $3.80) and Somewhere in L A (Matt  Kakaley, $36.60) shared the Saturday night marquee, winning Yonkers Raceway’s co-featured $45,000 Open Handicaps. Allerage Star—odds-on favorite from post position No. 5—made short work of the week’s featured trot. Benefitting from a scratch directly inside of her, she went the distance (:28.3, :5...
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Awesomeness, Xelene Bayama win Winter Series finals

on 02/04/2017 12:00 AM
A pair of Winter Series finals for three and four-year-old pacers headlined Friday evening's 10-race card at chilly Woodbine Racetrack. The $39,400 Snowshoe Series final featured a field of seven, while a group of ten fillies and mares competed in the $37,600 Blizzard Series final. Awesomeness lived up to his name by completing a dominant sweep of the Snowshoe Series Friday. The...
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Muscle Diamond takes Big M top trot

on 02/04/2017 12:00 AM
  Stakes-winning trotter Muscle Diamond continued his comeback with a front-end score in the $18,000 top trot at the Meadowlands on Friday night. John Campbell made the front through an opening quarter mile in 28 and maintained the lead over the pocket-sitting Crosbys Clam Bake after a 57 second half mile. Positions remained unchanged through three-quarters in 1:26 as the 9-1...
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Trustworthy Kid takes Meadows $20K trot

on 02/04/2017 12:00 AM
  Trustworthy Kid used a quick backside burst to get by the leader, Barn Girl, then held her off in the lane to capture Saturday's $20,000 Preferred Handicap Trot at The Meadows. Trustworthy Kid was third when, under Dave Palone's urging, he brushed past Barn Girl into the final turn. Although Barn Girl persevered, she fell a length short, with Nothinbutanallstar third. The w...
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The beat goes on for Itsonlyrocknroll A

on 02/04/2017 12:00 AM
The beat goes on for Itsonlyrocknroll A at Buffalo Raceway as the 6-year-old gelding took the featured $10,000 Open Pace on Saturday night (Feb. 4) in a seasonal best time of 1:55.0 over the good track. It was the third straight victory for Itsonlyrocknroll A ($4.60) and the second consecutive night the combination of owner/driver Larry Stalbaum and trainer Kim Asher have captured the fea...
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Chalk is king Thursday at Meadowlands

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
Brett Miller was the driving star on Thursday at the Meadowlands as the track's leading driver won three of the nine races on a night where betting favorites won every race. Miller, who won 21 races at the Meadowlands during January, kicked off February by winning with I Found My Beach in the fourth race. Miller then swept the late double with Never Ever Clever and Action Brad, who was t...
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Saturday night should be alright at Big M

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
Racing action is back on Saturday night at the Meadowlands with a dozen races programmed. High on the bill are three G-Note divisions and a well matched group of 10 contest the featured seventh race with a myriad of angles to complicate the handicapping.   More than half the field in the feature are returning from last week's race, they represent the second through seventh-lace fini...
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Record number of Delaney Memorial nominees

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
The Vincent Delaney Memorial Committee is proud to again announce that a record number of horses have been nominated for the sixth annual VDM weekend of racing.   The richest stakes weekend in all of Ireland and the UK, the VDM has developed into a must attend week-long festival in Dublin, Ireland with the races being held Aug. 12-13.   "To say we were overwhelmed with th...
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The Meadows to offer 8 series for young horses

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in March and April will offer eight early- and late-closing series, including four for 3 and 4 year olds and four for sophomores only.   The events for 3 and 4 year olds, which are limited to Pennsylvania-owned or -sired horses, each will feature two preliminary legs plus a championship with an estimated $20,000 purse. The series for 3 year ol...
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Health update on HOF announcer Sam McKee

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
As many of you have heard, the longtime Hall of Fame voice of the Meadowlands and director of television, Sam McKee, suffered a major stroke on Thursday. He is out of surgery, but still in critical condition at a New Jersey hospital.   There will be a challenging road ahead for his emotional and physical recovery. Sam will most likely require months of physical rehabilitation. &n...
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Perfect Rendition still perfect at Buffalo

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
Things continue to be perfect for Perfect Rendition at Buffalo Raceway as he got a great trip to register a come-from-behind neck victory over Noble Legend in the featured $10,000 Open Trot on Friday night (Feb. 3). With the trip to the winner's circle, Perfect Rendition is now 3-for-3 at Buffalo Raceway this season. Noble Legend, Buffalo Raceway's 2016 Trotter of the Year, and the f...
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Set Me Up wins 45G distaff at Yonkers

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
A pocketed Set Me Up (George Brennan, $11) was indeed set up Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $45,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. :27.3, :57.1, 1:25.2, 1:54.1 In play from post position No. 2, Set Me Up made the first lead before handing the baton to outside leaver Bettor N Better (Jason Bartlett). That one led through intervals of :27.3 and :57.1. The second backside...
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Mares open at Miami Valley to Safe From Terror

on 02/03/2017 12:00 AM
Safe From Terror (Chris Page) captured her second Fillies & Mares Open pace in the last three weeks on Friday (Feb. 3), besting American Girl (Trace Tetrick) and Igottafeelinfran (Dan Noble) in 1:53. American Girl pushed Safe From Terror until just past the :27 quarter mile marker, but it wasn’t enough to keep the talented 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror from cruising through ...
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B Yogo set to tackle foes in Friday Big M trot

on 02/02/2017 12:00 AM
Trotters take center stage on Friday night at the Meadowlands with the talented B Yoyo heading up the featured sixth race, a conditioned trot for a purse of $18,000.   B Yoyo is maturing into a top class trotter for trainer Richie Johnson and since the calendar turned to 2017 has three on-the-board finishes in four starts. At his best, B Yoyo packs a powerful closing kick when raced...
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Monticello horsemen to offer bonus program

on 02/02/2017 12:00 AM
The Board of the Monticello Harness Horsemen's Association (MHHA) has developed an innovative idea to promote their organization and gain more members by offering a bonus program for their members.   "For eight consecutive weeks starting on Jan. 23, one race will be picked at random before the start of the daily program in the paddock," explained MHHA president Alan Schwar...
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New mixed sale planned in Midwest

on 02/02/2017 12:00 AM
A brand new outlet for racehorses and breeding stock is slated to start in Indiana this fall. The Midwest Mixed Sale has been formed primary due to the strength and recent explosive growth of the Indiana and Ohio racing and breeding programs. The sale has set a date of Black Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.   The location for the event will be at the all-new Michiana Event Center (The MEC) th...
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Meadowlands issues NJ Classic statement

on 02/02/2017 12:00 AM
The Meadowlands currently faces a lawsuit over the cancellation of the 2017 edition of the Anthony Abbatiello New Jersey Classic and Thomas D'Altrui Miss New Jersey for 3-year-old pacers, filed by an owner claiming eligibility.   While it pleased no one in Meadowlands management to exercise its right to cancel a stake, the reality is that with the purse account overpaid by more than...
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